Art Robinson: Scientist, Educator, Businessman

Occupational Background: Faculty, University of California at San Diego; President, Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine; President, Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine

Educational Background: Caltech BS; University of California at San Diego PhD

Prior Governmental Experience: No government office

Art advocates for:


Our schools must be improved.

As a scientist and educator at the University of California at San Diego, Stanford, and Caltech, who has also provided educational materials for home schooling and as supplements for public schooling to more than 100,000 K-12 students, Art is an experienced educator.

Art educated his six children, all of whom now hold graduate degrees in science, engineering, and medicine.

Art knows that Oregon K-12 schools can be much improved. He will work tirelessly in the legislature to do so.


We must protect the lives of all people, born and unborn, through legislation that is pro-life and pro-Second Amendment.

We must end illegal immigration, so that all Oregon citizens of all races and ethnic backgrounds can thrive.

Fiscal Responsibility

We must make certain that our state government budget is frugal and effective.

Justice for All

We must assure that everyone, including those in the highest positions and those who are the least fortunate, are treated equally before the law. Oregon businesses must be free to provide the best products at the lowest prices without being burdened by over-taxation and over-regulation.

Keeping our National Contract and Heritage

We must rigorously follow the rules of our Constitutional Republic and support our President Donald Trump.

Natural Resources

We must restore responsible use of Oregon’s wonderful timber and mineralogical natural resources.

Our state and our people must prosper!

We must minimize government intrusion, so that liberty, freedom, justice, and equality of opportunity are assured. We must also make the best use of advances in technology. As an accomplished scientist, Art can bring a valuable science and engineering perspective to our state legislature.

Proverbs 3:5-6


Press Release

I have withdrawn from the primary race for Oregon District 4 Congress and have instead filed to run for Oregon Senate District 2. I believe this is the best use of our supporters and family’s resources on behalf of the people of Oregon in the 2020 election.

Having won the District 4 primary five times, I am sure we would win a sixth time. The key thing is for a Republican to win this race and provide an additional House vote for President Trump. We might have been able to accomplish this, but so might our primary opponents.

The state of Oregon, however, is now threatened with very onerous actions by the Democrat legislature, especially “cap-and-trade” and other energy legislation that will sharply raise taxes and lead to energy shortages. As a scientist who has worked extensively in energy matters, especially in the area of so-called “climate change,” I can be of substantial help in stopping these erroneous policies.

From a position in the Oregon State Senate, I will be in the best position to serve our fellow citizens in this and other related issues.

I plan to run for the U.S. Congress again at a future time, but right now I can best serve our fellow Oregonians in this way.


Right to Life

Life begins at conception.

No one has the right to kill an innocent child.

The opportunity to live a human life upon the Earth is the greatest secular gift that we can comprehend. There is no value or objective that can rise above or even equal this.

An estimated 60 million American children have been brutally (and “legally”) murdered by abortion.

Peter DeFazio, my bi-annual opponent in past Oregon District 4 congressional elections, supports taxpayer financed killing of unborn children and even the killing of children during birth.  DeFazio also supports the impeachment of President Trump, who is a principled opponent of abortion.

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Campaign Objectives

Our campaign objectives differ from most congressional campaigns. We have no interest in obtaining the money, power, and notoriety that can be derived from congressional office.

During the past 50 years, my colleagues and I have worked in biochemistry, engineering, energy, education, medicine, national defense, and climate science. We have made real accomplishments in each of these endeavors.

Congress now contains few people with accomplishments outside of politics and has essentially no scientists and engineers. Yet, for example, our greatest international competitor, China, has more than 50% of its political equivalent positions filled with scientists and engineers.

My goal is to use a congressional office as a portal with which to bring men and women of accomplishment into the capitol building – filling my office with such people rather than the usual ambitious politicos. Some of my most outstanding colleagues are ready to make the sacrifice of going to Washington and doing this work.

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All the Non-science About “Human-caused Climate Change” That Money Can Buy

It is loudly claimed today that “scientists” agree that human activities, especially the use of hydrocarbon fuels and other carbon based activities (including life itself), are leading to a climate catastrophe.

This does not include the more than 31,000 American scientists and engineers who signed a mail petition to Congress rejecting this failed hypothesis (see www.petitionproject.org). It also does not include more than 90% of other American scientists – who stay out of this controversy to protect their professional scientific work from political attacks.

It does include a small number of “scientists,” most of whom have been given large financial and professional rewards – money grants and popular attention – in exchange for their political positions in favor of the myth of “impending catastrophic climate change.”

Carbon dioxide from hydrocarbon use – is increasing in the atmosphere. It will continue to increase so long as the rate of emissions from human activity exceeds the rate of removal – the half-time for removal being seven years – an experimental fact often misrepresented. There is no “existential climate environmental crisis.”

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Saving American Lives from Terrorists

Terrorist actions occasionally take a few American lives and, in other parts of the world, take greater numbers of lives. Every lost life is a tragedy. These tragedies should be prevented.

The greatest terrorist threat to Americans, however, is the potential use of a nuclear weapon that causes a nuclear explosion in an American city. The people of our cities should be protected from this threat as much as possible – by intelligence activities to prevent such an event and by protective measures to reduce deaths in case preventive measures fail.

Engineers during the Cold War determined that deaths from a ground burst nuclear explosion are caused in three primary ways – blast and prompt nuclear radiation near the explosion, fires set by heat farther from the explosion, and radiation from nuclear fallout even farther from the explosion. These three effects each cause about one-third of the human deaths.

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Art Robinson’s Contributions to National Defense

Art Robinson has not served in the U.S. military, but, as a scientist, he has worked effectively for the defense of our nation.

During the Cold War with the Soviet Union, Art built a U.S. coalition of 8,000 volunteers, nuclear defense scientists and engineers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S congressmen and senators, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Republican Party officials working to protect Americans from nuclear weapons. Art also worked in support of strategic nuclear defense.

Art personally wrote the nuclear civil defense plank for the national Republican Party platform which was passed unanimously at the Republican Convention in New Orleans in 1988.

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Close the Schools!
What’s the Truth?
See Art’s Educational Plan!

Close the Schools

By Art Robinson, PhD

At dinner recently, a friend told me that he had called Peter DeFazio’s office and asked about DeFazio’s claims that Art Robinson is anti-education. “Oh yes, he was told, “Robinson is definitely against education,” followed by remarks embellishing this.

“How can this be?” my friend asked. “Robinson’s six children all have college degrees in science and engineering. Five of the six have doctorates”

“Click.” DeFazio’s man hung up on him.

I have been an educator of K-12, college, graduate, and postgraduate students for most of my life. As a student and student-teacher at Caltech and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD); as a teacher at UCSD and Stanford, as a teacher of my own children, and in our family’s business that has provided curricula and books to more than 100,000 home-schooled and public schooled K-12 students, I have learned a lot about education. I am, however, opposed to “education” as the politicians and union bureaucrats have transformed it.

Fifty million American young people are attending schools of political, bureaucratic, and union design – such an inferior design that our nation has fallen from first in the world 50 years ago to essentially last in the developed world in educational performance. Continue reading “Close the Schools!
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Art Robinson: Qualifications and Electability

The Robinson congressional campaign exists because we are certain that our qualifications and abilities can improve the lives of all people in District 4, Oregon, and our Nation.

On September 12, the first filing day, Art filed to run in the Republican primary election for Congress in 2020. He has won this primary in 5 consecutive elections. We do not know who his specific opponents will be this time. We have filed because Art is far better qualified to fill this office than all other Oregonians who have now publically expressed an interest in doing so.

Elections are about qualifications and electability. As these campaigns have passed, Art’s electability has substantially risen. In 2018, he

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